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Superintendent's District Update - February 2019


Falls City Public Schools Superintendent’s District Update – February 12, 2019


The Falls City Public Schools held its regular monthly board meeting on February 11, 2019. Here are the highlights of the meeting.


               Career Academy with SENCAP to Continue - In an effort to strengthen our partnership with Southeast Community College, starting with the 2019-20 school year, the SCC has put together a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) the Board approved Monday evening. SENCAP and SCC will provide the same services they have been providing these past 2 years to our school district and students including the Health and Energy Career Academies as well as a variety of other career and technical courses, many of which qualify for college dual-credit.


The District 56 Board of Education acted on several items before concluding the regular meeting.


1)    Approved the final reading on Board Policy Reviews and Revisions: 1) Responsibility of Principals 6150;  2) Recruitment/Selection Classified Staff 6210; 3) Employment Terms Classified Staff 6211.

2)    Approved the 2019-2020 Principal Contracts for Gale Dunkhas, High School Principal, Rick Johnson, Middle School Principal, and Shelly Leyden, Elementary Principal.

3)    Approved the principal contract for Robert Alderson, Elementary Principal.

4)    Approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Southeast Community College for SENCAP 2019-2020.


Prior to concluding the Board of Education meeting, the Board met in closed session to review the principal contracts and discuss litigation.

The next regular monthly Board of Education meeting is scheduled for March 11, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the Central Office in Falls City Middle School. Regular and special meeting agendas are kept in the Office of the Superintendent.


Falls City Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status or economic status in its programs, activities and employment.